What's The Difference Between A Sweet Potato And A Yam?

I yam what I yam.
11/18/2015 05:06pm ET | Updated October 31, 2018

Turns out, you’re probably not even eating yams AT ALL on Thanksgiving.

The holiday is fast approaching, which means it’s almost time to head to the supermarket in pursuit of sweet potatoes and yams. But do you even know what a sweet potato or a yam really is? The truth is, you probably don’t.

What you think of as a yam is probably not even a yam at all. It can all get very complicated, but we’ve got a pretty simple explanation for it all.

Watch the video above to find out more!